May is National Mobility Awareness Month
This May marks the 2nd annual celebration of National Mobility Awareness Month, when we encourage people with disabilities to embody the spirit of Life Moving Forward by raising awareness of the mobility solutions available in your community. Whether you are living with a disability or have dedicated your time to helping someone who is, we want to hear what makes them a Local Hero.
Local Heroes can be defined as people who: Volunteer, Educate, Advocate, Achieve, Persevere
Stories will be shared and voted on. Voting is open to the public and at least three customized wheelchair accessible vehicles will be awarded to the Local Hero Winners.
Over 18 million people in North America are living with restrictive mobility issues. This is your chance to change the lives of just a few of those triumphing in the face of adversity.
Please note: entering a Local Hero story and Voting is now closed. The top 5% of the entries with the most votes are being reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The three finalists will be contacted by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association representative by the end of May.
Semi-finalists have been posted. To see if your Local Hero is a semi-finalist, search for their last name under the Local Heroes tab and go to their individual page.